Andy Headworth's Blog – April 2008 Archive (3)

New Job boards - are they a front for massive ID theft?

This post started out as a flippant remark made to someone yesterday, but it made me think further.

There seems to have been another influx of new job boards coming into the already crowded space recently. My question is simple and worrying at the same time. What would stop a foreign owner (doesn't have to be foreign of course) setting up a job board? Then building up a database of CV's quickly, with some fancy promises, only to disappear to 'farm' all the personal information they have… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on April 16, 2008 at 3:23am — No Comments

Recruiters have been known to stretch the truth.....once or twice!!

After sharing with everyone some of the crap that comes out of candidates during the interview process, I thought I should even it up with some b******s from the recruiters angle!! Of course this is all hearsay (!!), as I just can't believe we have been known to use any of these, can you??!! Go on, how many have you heard us utter?

  1. Research shows = I’ve made this up
  2. To…

Added by Andy Headworth on April 10, 2008 at 7:25am — No Comments

Candidates talking b******s - surely not??

Anyone who has been involved in recruitment, agency or client side will have heard most if not all of these in their time. They are of course statements from candidates to recruiters that are of course blatant b******s!! So you fellow recruiter, how many of these can you say you have heard?

  1. I need to speak with my wife = It's a no
  2. I'm perfect for the role = You can't afford me
  3. Can you call me back in ten minutes..... so I have time to…

Added by Andy Headworth on April 10, 2008 at 5:35am — 1 Comment


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